Nostalgia Cartoons of The Late 90s and Early 2000s

You know you watched these as a kid.

I am a product of the 90s, an age where Cartoonnetwork and Nickelodeon were my favorite TV channels and beanie babies were the coolest things to ever happen to the world. Those days, the cartoons in my opinion were much better than the more mature cartoon shows today. Here is a list of some of my favorite past cartoons.

Ed, Edd n Eddy

Ed, Edd n Eddy was the longest running show in Cartoonnetwork’s history. The show was attractive in its setting of a simple suburban life with stereotypical personalities among the 12 characters in the show. The three main characters, Ed, Edd, and Eddy, all had contrasting personalities but seemed to be able to mesh together perfectly. At the time, it did not matter what kind of person you were, there was always a character in the show that would match your personality type.

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The Three Eds had contrasting personalities but together made one heck of a team.

Courage the Cowardly Dog

This was one of the most inspirational (and creepiest) TV shows I ever say as a kid. The show would often times leave me awake in my bed all-night with nightmares when I slept. The one episode I remember most was King Ramses curse featuring an undead skeleton with perhaps seaweed as cloth. Past the initial horrors however, Courage was truly a motivation character. He was the first to teach me the lesson of having the courage to protect what you love even in the face of danger. Not to mention, Courage had a great sense of humor and a carefree personality that is more than admirable.

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This is perhaps the scariest character I’ve ever seen. Like alot of children, this gave me nightmares for weeks.

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Courage was one of the most inspiration characters of my childhood.

The Fairly OddParents

My favorite Nickelodeon show as a kid, this show is special in its unique, wacky, and hilarious adventures all surrounding a 10 year old lonely boy Timmy Turner, and his Fairy God parents. The show gave me comfort when I was alone as Timmy’s Godparents did for him and taught me that I was never truly alone. The show’s creative genius also includes the taking of Fairy Tale Fairies and applying them to the modern world expanding to an audience of modern age children.

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Timmy (Center), Wanda (Left), and Cosmo (Right) had the wackiest adventures.

Samurai Jack

Samurai Jack was perhaps my favorite action hero of all-time. Jack defines the meaning of a true warrior fighting for a cause. I remember as a kid dressing, imitating his accent, pretending to fight with the evil Aku to save the world from the dystopian society. It was the first time where I was revealed to a series with non-stop fighting action as well as emotional back-stories and episodes that made me reflect upon my life, and how much worse it could be. 

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The battle rages on as Samurai Jack attempts to take down the Evil Aku. 

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